James Madison Papers

Robert C. Foster to James Madison, 6 January 1824

Nashville, January 6th 1824.

Dear Sir,

On the, 22, of June 1822, I took the liberty of addressing you, by way of enquiry, on the subject of some property in your vicinity, belonging to the Children of, James Camp Decd which on the 17th of August following, you were so good as to answer, inclosing a transcript from the records of your supreme Court, for which, I tender you my thanks, but wishing further information on the subject, I, must beg the indulgence of troubling you once more, and have inclosed a letter to Mrs Porter, which I will very much thank you, to cause to be delivered to her—the transcript above mentioned, is in the following words, Viz, "Mrs Mary Porter conveyed to John S, Wood by deed dated, 12 of April 1809 and recorded in the supreme Court three Negroes Charity & her two Children, Eliza, & Levinia Signed, &c

There are Negroes here belonging to the Estate, of the same name, and description I should be glad to know, if they are the same, or whether there be others of that name yet with Mrs. Porter, I am advised there was a Girl by the name of Unity (if I mistake not) left behind and the probability is, she may have had issue, Mrs Porter may rest assured that she Never will be disturbed during her life, as respects the right and use of those Negroes, your attention to this business will be greatfully Acknowledged by Your most Obedient Humble Servant

Robert. C. Foster

RC (ViU). Docketed by JM.

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